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Increasing Representation of Black Primary Care Physicians

Racial disparities in health care and health outcomes have been perniciously difficult to eradicate despite local, regional, and national efforts to address them over the past several decades. Strategies have primarily focused on increasing health care access (such as Medicaid expansion or the Affordable Care Act) and quality (such as patient-centered care), with recent efforts promoting the integration of social care (such as addressing patients’ social needs such as food insecurity) into comprehensive treatment plans.

Increasing the number of physicians who are racial and ethnic minority individuals is another strategy to improve clinical care delivery and health outcomes among minoritized racial and ethnic populations.